Judge rules Amazon can keep Parler offline

Amazon may boast an “A-to-Z Guarantee,” but it’s allowed to make one omission under the letter “P,” a federal judge ruled on Thursday.

U.S. District Judge Barbara Rothstein, who was appointed to the federal bench by President Jimmy Carter, ruled that Amazon Web Services does not need to reinstate the social media platform Parler after it was removed following the Capitol Hill riot over claims that it was not effectively identifying and removing violent content on its platform.

“The Court rejects any suggestion that the public interest favors requiring AWS to host the incendiary speech that the record shows some of Parler’s users have engaged in,” wrote Rothstein in her
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